Istanbul Basaksehir vs Manchester United Match preview
Manchester United will now put the focus on the Champions League following a disappointing result against Arsenal last Sunday. United will travel to the Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir at Terim Stadium on Wednesday.
This trip to Istanbul follows tricky Premier League fixture meetings with Everton and West Brom, so Solskjaer is likely to make the most of the opportunity to rotate his side.
Istanbul Basaksehir come into this game on the back of a 2-1 win over Konyaspor in the Super Lig on Sunday.
An own goal from Marko Jevtovic and a goal from striker Danijel Aleksic earned a victory for the defending champions of the Super Lig. Artem Kravets scored the consolation goal for Konyaspor.
Manchester United, on the other hand, lost 1-0 to Arsenal on Sunday night in the English Premier League.
A second-half penalty from lethal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was enough to bag the three points from Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s s side. The loss was the Red Devils’ third league defeat of the season and so far are without a win at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have won both Group H matches so far and are six points better off than their opponents, who have lost their first two outings.
- Istanbul Basaksehir has failed to see the back of the net in their last four Champions League matches.
- Okan Buruk’s side has lost their last four Champions League matches.
- There have been less than three goals produced in Istanbul Basaksehir’s last four Champions League games
- There have been more than two goals scored in United’s last three Champions League games.
- Istanbul Basaksehir has conceded at least two goals in five of their last six Champions League matches.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Manchester United Head to Head
Both teams have not played against each other in a competitive fixture
Basaksehir team news
The hosts will miss the services of full-back Junior Caicara who is still on the sidelines having not recovered from injury. Former Tottenham forward Nacer Chadli and Azukuike Okechukwu remain doubtful for the home tie.
Man United team news
Jesse Lingard will not be available for selection as well as defender Eric Bailly with the pair nursing injuries.
Alex Telles could still miss the away trip after it was recently confirmed that the summer signing tested positive for coronavirus.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be forced to make some rotation that could see Dean Henderson coming in for his first Champions League appearance to replace David de Gea, while Edinson Cavani – an option up to for choice since he’s still not quite fully fit.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Manchester United Prediction
Basaksehir are sitting at the bottom of their UEFA Champions’ League group, after losing their two opening games. They will be considered underdogs against the Red Devils, and much will rely on the form of French striker Enzo Crivelli and winger Edin Visca.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have endured contrasting runs in the Premier League and the Champions League. They sit at the top of their group in the Champions League, having grabbed victory against Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig, with attacker Marcus Rashford impressive in play.
Manchester United have had a shaky start to their league campaign, but should have enough quality to ensure a victory over Basaksehir.
Our pundit is predicting a win for the visitors for this match, Betway backing the results at 1.40 odds while 1XBet is giving 1.432.
Over 2.5 Betway 1.63 1XBet 1.7
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